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Friday, October 28, 2011

Northstar Games Say Anything Family TOS Crew Review

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    If your family is anything like ours we LOVE Family Game Night!! As a perk of being part of the TOS Crew, we not only do we get the privilege of reviewing curriculum and learning products, but also fun games that are great for family game night. 
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    We had the pleasure of reviewing 2 games from Northstar Games recently one of which was a Silly, fun game called Say Anything Family. The other was more of a learning game although fun in it's own respect. You can read about Wits & Wagers Family on my post here.
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    Say Anything Family, is a game that makes kids use their imagination and think sometimes outside of the box. This game is geared for ages 8 and up. my kids are 11 and 13 that played this with me and they laughed themselves silly while playing.

Everyone chooses a color Meeple to be, this game does not use actual Meeples it uses "coins" that represent the player and have a Meeple pictured on it. My kids were a little bummed that actually Meeples were not used. The chose to take the Meeples from our other game and use them sometimes. Back to the game, players pick their color that will represent them and then they get the corresponding wipe off board and a marker. Make sure you have tissues handy to act as an eraser. Then the Judge reads off a question, now in this game there are no "right" or "wrong" answers. Just what the player feels is their best opinion.

The Judge chooses the Question and then the players write their opinion on their card. After all answers are placed on the table or floor as in our case, the Judge spins the selector to see which answer is the "right" one. Then the Judge places the Selector on face down and the players then  bet on the answer they think the judge has picked as the best answer. . They have 2 coins to bet so they can earn up to 3 points, 1 for each coin that is on the "right" answer. The third point is if they were the one that wrote the answer the judge chose. After all bets are placed the judge flips over the selector to reveals the winning answer.  The judge has the ability to earn points as well, the judge scores a point for every coin that is on the selected answer, with the maximum points being 3 for all players including the judge. The goal of the game is to be the Judge and have the most points.

You definitely need the minimum of 3 people to play like the rules state. One person is the "judge" while the other 2+ players write their answers. With only 3 of us playing it was easy for the judge to beat the players but I think once we get Nick and Daddy involved it will be a little more of a competition.

The game itself contains 60 question cards with a total of 360 topics, 6 dry erase pens and 6 dry erase boards, 1 SELECT-O-MATIC-6000 which is a spinner used to determine player order, 12 player tokens, 1 dry erase score board, and 1 full color rules booklet.

 Say Anything Family Edition Game retails for $19.99 and can be purchased from places like Amazon.com, Target and other retail stores.  Those of us on the TOS Crew that were picked to review this were chosen just in time to be able to do some Christmas shopping. Please be sure to visit my fellow crew mates and see how much fun their families had with Say Anything Family Edition. I know this will be a game I will purchase for some friends of ours this Holiday Season. Who could you buy this for on your shopping list?

  Be sure to check out all of the array of family friendly games available from Northstar Games.
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